Local Charities Splash Out for Babies

Two local charities, So Precious and Water Babies (Central Scotland), teamed up recently to raise £11,000 for a special incubator for the neonatal unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Known as a BabyTherm it will be used by both premature and full term babies and offers a range of treatments.. The open-topped incubator can cool babies down as well as keeping them warm.

The money for the ‘BabyTherm’ was raised through a number of donations with the largest of just over £8,000 coming from a sponsored swim event held by Water Babies

Pictured are:So Precious Trustee Lorna Blue with son Arran Blue (left of the Baby Therm), Water Babies owner Wendy Lambie (far left) and some of the ‘waterbabies’ themselves (L-R) – Fraser Robertson, Hayley Powell and Ross McFadyen, presenting their donation to NHS Forth Valley neonatal nurses Kathy Brown, Lynsey McColl and Lesley Menczykowski (far right).